Can you achieve a perfectly cooked thick steak on an electric grill? That’s a question many people ponder when it comes to grilling steaks that are about 2 inches thick or even thicker on an electric grill. The good news is that it is indeed possible.
The way you cook a steak depends on several factors, and one crucial factor is the thickness of the steak. The process of grilling a thick cut bone-in-ribeye cowboy steak is different from grilling a 1-inch porterhouse steak. In this article, we will explore how to cook a thick steak on an electric grill perfectly.
Preparing a Steak for Grilling
Before you start grilling, it’s essential to prepare your steak. Begin by taking the thawed meat out of the refrigerator and letting it come to room temperature. This should take about 30-40 minutes. Use paper towels to dry any excess moisture on the steak. Then, season your steak according to your preferences. Seasoning enhances the flavor of the steak, and some people even marinate their steak for hours to achieve a specific taste.
Getting Your Grill Ready
To enhance the non-stick surface of your grill plate, you can rub it with some oil. Preheat your electric grill to 425 degrees F for approximately 15 minutes. During this time, your steak will be resting and absorbing the spices. Once your grill is well heated, you will see some smoke.
Time to Grill Your Steak
To achieve a medium cook on your thick steak, we will use a two-temperature method and reverse searing. Thick steaks require extra cooking to ensure an even internal cooking of the steak. Start by cooking your steak at a lower heat for about 10-12 minutes on each side before flipping it to cook the other side.
If your electric grill has two skillets (top and bottom), you may need to cook for about 8-10 minutes to avoid burning the steak. If you’re grilling with the grill lid closed, reduce the cooking time accordingly. Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of your steak, aiming for around 145 degrees F. Adjust the grilling time if you prefer your steak more well done.
A medium cook will result in a light pink center and a brown color on the outer parts of the steak.
Searing Your Steak
Once the steak is cooked, sear it for about 2-4 minutes on each side. This searing process enhances the flavor of your grilled steak and ensures it is juicy and well-cooked from the inside.
Letting Your Steak Cool Down
When your steak is ready, remove it from the grill and transfer it to a chopping board or platter. Switch off your electric grill. Loosely wrap the steak with foil and let it rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving. This resting period allows the cooking heat to pull the juices back into the meat, resulting in a moist and flavorful steak.
There is no doubt that electric grills can cook thick steaks. However, it’s important to note that electric grills come in a variety of designs, each with different features that may affect cooking times. Therefore, take some time to familiarize yourself with your electric grill and its specific details.
Additionally, it’s crucial to maintain high temperatures of about 375-450 degrees F while grilling a steak on an electric grill. Don’t forget to check the internal temperature of your steak, aiming for 135-150 degrees F for a perfectly cooked steak.
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